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Coyote Springs Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 649 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 10, 2014

Awesome school! Great teachers, one of the best music programsin the community, high academic standards AND a variety of extra-curricular activities from sports, to art and drama. Kids LOVE the habitat and having classroom/school pets as part of their learning experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2014

CSES is a place where academic excellence and growth are priorities. It's a community where EVERYONE is committed to the success of students. Everyone on staff works together to help students grow academically, socially and as leaders within our community. Students at all academic levels are supported by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of teachers and instructional coaches who collaborate and provide individual interventions that insure that ALL students succeed. Special programs and after school clubs challenge honors students, and provide extra support to struggling students. The CSES music program is the best in the area and is showcased at district and community events. A habitat and school garden are unique sites for hands-on learning. Animals are an every day part of the school environment. Therapy dogs are on campus, and Character with Kiyah is among student's favorite incentive programs! Birds, reptiles and Dewey the Library cat all call CSES home. As a parent and an educator, I highly recommend CSES. It's a place where individuality is celebrated, where student growth is nurtured and innovation and creativity make learning fun!


Posted June 8, 2014

CSES is an all around super school! My son started off the school year below benchmark and ended the year above benchmark! The administration, teachers, and staff are taking CSES to a school of excellence! I am a very picky mom, and I do not have any complaints!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

Coyote Springs does an exceptional job of balancing academics and character education. We had 3 children attend CS and everyone one of their teachers did a remarkable job of paying attention to their academical and emotional needs. Despite their individual academics ( one gifted, one Title One), each one of our children showed substantial growth...not one plateaued! Kudos to the phenomenal teamwork amongst parents, students, teachers, and administration! Way to go, Coyote. Springs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

Great school! Teachers are very helpful and easy to communicate with. Love the animal therapy programs. Friendly office staff, always willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

GREAT! Love their focus on positive choices and sending paws home with kids to recognize their good choices. Attended a parent data night and learned a lot about what I can do to help support learning at home. Clean school, friendly staff, and helpful principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

Coyote Springs has continued to increase student achievement as measured by the states A-F label. Coyote increased 5 points this year from an overall score of 123 to 128! Coyote has outperformed other schools at the Kinder/1st grade level in reading for the past 3 years. The school has transformed student expectations this year by implementing a positive behavior intervention plan. New energy has been brought to the campus under the new principal and many teachers who should have left long ago are now gone, leaving room for high energy positive staff!


Posted December 10, 2013

Thanks for all you do! Your ears should have been burning over the Thanksgiving break because I was bragging on how great a school CSES is and how great a Principal you are. My Dad was Principal for a Day for many years and he has been very impressed with all you and the teachers do. We consider ourselves blessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2013

I would only give this school 2 stars. Test scores are poor. Principal does not relate well with the students. She relates better with the animals in the office (cat, dog, birds, rodents), it's a bit too much. Communication is always last minute. Office staff is cold and rude at times. I'm not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

My daughter attends Coyote Springs Elementary School. She has come home excited to share all she learns each day. She especially enjoys the science activities taught in the school habitat. As a family, we really enjoyed attending the schools Harvest Festival. It was a great time for the entire family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

My daughter is a first grade student at Coyote Springs. She loves class and looks forward to each new day. She is excited about her upcoming performance in the Winter Musical hosted by a wonderful music teacher. She enjoys P.E., Library and Computer Lab. As a parent, I feel well informed on my child's progress. Parents are encouraged to attend "Data Night." This allowed my husband and I to clearly see our child's growth and areas to strengthen. Parents, teachers, and children worked together to set goals. It has been a wonderful experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

This school has a great staff and awesome principal! 3 of my kids go here and with the exception of one teacher who is now gone , we had one rough year.But the 6 grade teachers are awesome and some of the other ones as well. But overall I would highly recommended this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Our experience with Coyote Springs has been great so far! The teachers do a great job of communicating with parents. The daily agenda has been a great tool for keeping us informed of our son's behavior and achievement on a daily basis. His reading level is a couple of grades higher than the actual grade he is in. I wondered if it would become an issue resulting in boredom for him, but his teachers have done a phenomenal job at keeping him challenged with books that suit the level he is at. When I was a kid, we all read through the same workbook & had the same spelling words. Now, they are tailoring more and more to the individual in these areas. I am pleasantly surprised at how well they are doing this in the public school system! Even though the focus is on academics, they have retained fun activities such as p.e., music class, library time, computers, recess, after-school sports activities, etc. I do wish an art class was offered, but it seems to be a rare thing anywhere anymore. Overall, we've been very pleased with our choice of Coyote Springs Elementary School and would highly recommend it to others. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

My son is constantly bullied on the bus. The school says to call the transportation department and then the transportation department does nothing, so it seems that no one cares if 4th and 5th graders are picking on kindergarteners or 1st graders....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

This is a safe, clean school with a focus on student achievement. Consistenty pereforms on state tests as ABOVE average. The principal and office staff are friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

Your right the principal is to never be found anywhere when you need help.I guess it's okay to have bullies at this school. It's very sad when you hear of kids chocking another and on the playground punching,very bad name calling and so forth and bullying on the buses. Really you can't kick the kids off the buses any more for messed up behavior like that? My bus driver did. Maybe you should go back to doing that and then the parents can see how bad they trained thier kids! Or maybe they should have the kid kicked out of school and repeat thier grade again till they get it! Maybe the school policy about bullying should be changed to "We educate bullies here and it's okay to bully!" Maybe the school board and higher authorities would love to hear about all of this. I'm sure they would love to hear from a huge group of mad parents! And it's never the bully who gets in trouble it's always the non bully here! And to think your keeping your school children safe Ms. Principal? How? When you look the other way? Shame on you ! It's already hard enought to keep your own kids in order when teachers also bully the children too! Think about that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

My son is now in his second year at this school and loves it. Both teachers he has had have been GREAT. He is in first grade and is reading chapter books, doing double digit addition, and much more. I volunteered a lot last year before I had a new baby and was always welcomed. I have heard a few complaints about some things from other parents but we have had absolutely none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2011

There are really great teachers at CSES, however; when you get a "bad" one it can be very frustrating. The new principal is pretty good as far as I know of... The front office staff can be very rude and not personable like what you would expect from an elementary school. They have improved over the past few months on their communication skills. My son and my neice do not like going to school and when I was their age, I loved attending school. The school needs to find a way to improve the morale of the students. I also feel that there is a lot of bullying going on and the teachers are not taking it seriously enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

There are a few good teachers here, you just have to cross your fingers every year and hope you get one. Front office staff needs to learn how to smile. (act like prison guards) New principle doesn't like parental involement or to talk to parents and doesn't say hello in the hall. She just keeps on going and pretends your not there. I would say it's a hit and miss school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

The teachers do not listen or care about what the parents have to say. My child is currently receiving good grades (and always has) but does not enjoy going to school, although he has always loved school in the past. I spoke with the teacher about possible bullies and his attitude toward this school. She basically said that its not her problem and pointed the finger of blame at the administration and my family. I have not been contacted since and was given bad contact information for her. My son also complains of the teachers turning a blind eye to the behavior issues (bullies) of the children in class as well as the playground. It is extremely difficult to see your normally happy child shoulder the weight of the world, silently, every time he walks out the door to school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2014.

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68%

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58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

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88%

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81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Candice Blakely-Stump
Fax number
  • (928) 759-4320

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6625 N. Cattletrack
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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